Cybersecurity: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 can be used for password theft


It is no surprise that the power of GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards is truly incredible. But in addition to running games and allowing more complex edits, they can also be used for illegal practices.

At least, that’s what an update to Passcovery Suite 20.09 for Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, PDR, ZIP, iOS backups and other apps and file formats indicates. The software added support for GPU acceleration for new NVIDIA new graphics cards, including the RTX 3090.

According to the report, research still in the process of testing the clock signals between CPU and GPU allowed the advance in acceleration in brand graphics cards, for use in brute force password attacks for ZIP files with classic encryption.

The experiments made it possible to generate 669 million passwords per second. In addition, there was a 30% increase in the speed of password lookups for TrueCrypt PBKDF / Whirlpool / AES volumes and 4% for Microsoft Office 2007-2019.

Must be local

One of the conditions for this type of video card use is that Passcovery is used to crack passwords on files stored locally. This already makes it difficult for cybercriminals to access the RTX 3090 to gain access to the material.

So, what is your assessment of this discovery of using GPUs for brute force attacks? Tell us your opinion in the comments area.


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